As I am writing this morning, NSW is still recording hundreds of cases daily – 291 locally acquired today. Sadly, there have been deaths as well.
Nine days after coming out of lockdown, the whole of Victoria went also back into lockdown last night.
Our borders are closed to both of these states and to South Australia as well.
In Queensland, the southeast corner is also in lockdown, but we look like we are winning – at least for the moment.Read more
Please read this important information for all local businesses.
New COVID check in requirements come into force at 1 AM on Friday, July 9, 2021.
These have not been very well communicated, but failure to comply comes at the risk of steep fines – 100 penalty units – or six months imprisonment.Read more
Sometimes you’d think the weather gods have a wicked sense of humour. This week’s budget sitting in Brisbane was marked by mornings of peasouper fogs.Read more
This was the last week before Treasurer Dick presents Parliament with the next Queensland budget. It was a strange week. On Tuesday afternoon the Callide C power plant blew up, as the week unfolded Victoria’s latest COVID outbreak took off and Parliament House was lit up to promote National Palliative Care Week.Read more
I’m sorry this is a week overdue, but I had to travel straight from parliament to attend the Western Queensland Alliance of Councils in Richmond. I’ll try and give you double the value this week. First to last week’s sitting.Read more
Central Queensland has certainly been buzzing with activity in the last couple of weeks. Easter brought the start of our festivals, shows and special country race days, while the Premier brought her cabinet to Longreach and Beef Week has attracted both the Premier and the PM, along with record crowds in Rockhampton.Read more
Parliament had a busy sitting this week, with important bills passed regarding the adoption of children in the child protection system, consent laws in rape prosecutions as well as a number of interesting reports and announcements.Read more
It’s been a busy week in parliament with lots of bits and pieces to tell you about so I’ll jump to it.
COVID19 Rules Eased for Easter
As of 1 am tomorrow (Saturday, March 13) private, outdoor gatherings can have up to 500 attendees. Private, indoor gatherings will be allowed up to 100 attendees.Read more
I’ve spent the past week in Brisbane for the first sitting of the Queensland Parliament for 2021.Read more
With the election over, parliament sat last week for the formal opening of the 57th Parliament. This was full of ceremony, with the swearing-in of new members and the Queensland Governor giving the government’s address on their plans for this term.